Caitlin A Orsini
Research Interests

As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at UT Austin, Caitlin Orsini's research continues to focus on uncovering how neural mechanisms, at both a cellular and a systems level, that normally govern adaptive decision making become compromised in pathological conditions including substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders. In addition, her lab tackles the question as to how gonadal hormones regulate different forms of decision making and whether dysfunction in this regulation also contributes to deficits in decision making in psychiatric diseases.